DOLCE VITA I FULL CHARTER I NORTH ROUTE - BROTHERS I RED SEA

DOLCE VITA I FULL CHARTER I NORTH ROUTE - BROTHERS I RED SEA
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The modern and contemporary Dolce Vita was renovated in 2018. Bright dining room with lounge and bar. Outdoor lounge with bar. Spacious deck and diving platform. Free Nitrox Internet. Ample space for equipment and prepare the cameras. 5% Discount for non divers. 15L Tanks offer pay 2 and get 3.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 16 Dives
  • Languages spoken on board - English, Arabic
  • Brothers,  Ras Mohammed National Park
  • World class wreck diving Thistlegorm, Numidia, Aida, Abu Nuhas 
  • Hammerhead sharks, oceanic white tip sharks, silkies, whale sharks
  • Dolphins, Mantas, a plethora of fish life everywhere
  • Fast drift dives or slow meanders in beautiful colourful coral reefs
  • Snorkellers welcome
  • 5% discount for Non Divers
  • 15 litre tanks - but 2 get 1 free
  • Free Internet
  • Free Nitrox
  • Massage Service

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from platform and zodiac
  • DIN adapters, Camera station, Charging Station, Separate rinse tanks, warm water showers
  • Courses ($), Rental Equipment ($)
  • Salon and bar with AC Audio and video service Library, No Smoking room, Flat screen TV, DVD, Video, CD
  • Air con Cabins . en-suite bathrooms, daily house keeping, toiletries, towels
  • Snorkelling 
  • Buffet style, western and local cuisine, Vegetarian options, snacks all day, BBQ on the beach, soft drinks included
  • Beer and wine available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board: Cash
  • Life jackets, Emergency rafts, Crew trained in first aid
  • Fire Alarm and Fire Extinguisher. Oxygen, Satellite and mobile phone
  • Reflector, Emergency flares
  • CCTV of engine room
  • EPIRB distress system, Radio VHF/DSC/SSB 
  • GPS, Depth sounder, Radar Fishfinder. Bilge pump alarm, Search light
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OUR BOAT

The modern and contemporary Dolce Vita is 40 meters in length and 8.5 meters wide. She operates diving safaris throughout the year in the Red Sea. She was completely renovated in 2018 and is designed especially for divers.

OUR CABINS

The yacht can comfortably accommodate 26 guests and 2 dive guides in 10 twin cabins and 4 double bed suites. All rooms have air conditioning,  a private en-suite bathroom with individual showers. There is also a minibar in each cabin and ample storage space.  The cabins consist of twin bed and double bed cabins. They are located over three of her four decks.

AMENITIES

Among the social areas located on the main deck is the saloon and dining area, which has a full entertainment system and bar. On the upper deck is a covered sun terrace with comfortable seating,  tables, and a bar. Meals can be taken here if al fresco dining is preferred, this is also a great place to spend the evening. The top deck is dedicated to sunbathing or star watching. The large dive deck has plenty of space to kit up and equipment storage, and to rinse and prepare cameras. There is also a large platform. Boat’s dive deck is equipped with 2 air compressors and one compressor with a nitrox membrane. Nitrox will be provided free of charge for divers with EANx certification. If you don’t have this certification yet, you can take a speciality course on board. The boat also has two zodiacs to assist guests with pick up and drop off if required.

DIVING WITH US

Dolce Vita diving itineraries include the popular 'B,D,E' route  (Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone), in which you can see hammerhead sharks, oceanic white tip sharks and towering walls. The "Gold Route", which is the ideal option for divers who want to submerge in the northern Red Sea and visit Brothers, Ras Mohammed and the Thistlegorm wreck; The two-week itinerary "Simply the Best", is perfect for those who want to visit only the best of the Red Sea. Prices include all taxes and nitrox if you are a certified diver so there are no hidden charges.

When is the best time to dive here?

Diving in Egypt is available all year round. The best season, with better conditions begins in March and lasts until the middle of December. All of these months diving is amazing in this region with water temperatures from 25-28ºc. Winter water temperatures (January - February) are still 23ºc.

The highlights in winter – there are great discount offers on boats and a minimum number of boats in the area, the dive sites are exclusive to you. The great thing about diving in the Red Sea is - it’s always possible.

SUITE ROOM - MAIN DECK - DOUBLE BED #13

One double bed, fresh towels, air conditioning controlled from the cabin and a private en-suite bathroom.

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: No.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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SUITE ROOM - UPPER DECK - DOUBLE BED #11 & 12

One double bed, fresh towels, air conditioning controlled from the cabin and a private en-suite bathroom.

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: No.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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STATEROOM - UPPER DECK - 2 TWIN BEDS #9 - 10

Two twin beds, fresh towels, air conditioning controlled from the cabin and a private en-suite bathroom.

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 2 Twin 
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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STATEROOM - LOWER DECK - 2 TWIN BEDS #1 - 8

Two twin beds, fresh towels, air conditioning controlled from the cabin and a private en-suite bathroom.

  • Size: 8 m².
  • Beds: 2 Twin 
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • For this route the boat leaves from Hurghada or Port Ghalib and ends at Hurghada or Port Ghalib.
  • You will be duly informed about te exact departure/ arrival port at the moment of we confirm your reservation.
  • The nearest airports are Hurghada (HRG) and Marsa Alam (RMF).
  • At the airport or at the hotel, a person carrying your liveaboard sign will pick you up (transfers are shared group, there may be a waiting time at the airport, depending on the flights of other passengers, transfer might need to go pick up others clients from hotels)
  • Pick up time in summer is: 18:00/ 21:30
  • Pick Up time in winter: 21:00
  • Pick up in the hotel during the afternoon.

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Embarkation after 18:00.
  • The boat leaves Hurghada or Port Ghaleb in the morning the next day.
  • The boat is equipped with European sockets (2 pins), UK sockets (3 pins)
  • Towels and soap are included.

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be the second to last day.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you are respected 24 hours before flight time after your last dive
  • The boat arrives at port in the afternoon on the penultimate day, this day only 2 dives are done in the morning.
  • Once the boat arrives at port, you can get off and visit the area if you want to, dinner will be served on the boat, and the night of this day you will sleep on the boat.
  • The dinner on the last night will on board. 
  • Disembark will be around 9:00 am on the last day.
  • Transfer to the hotel will be in the morning.
  • Transfer to the airport will be in the morning.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Divers must carry with them a SMB and Dive computer.
  • Port departure/arrival can be changed due to internal boat logistic, bad weather conditions on previous week or bad weather forecast. In case of changes all transfers are provided to the new marina, cannot be issue of refund or compensations.

Transfers

  • The transfer from either of the two airports to the boat and from the boat to the airport on the first and last day is included in the price.
  • If you arrive in Hurghada and the boat leaves from Port Ghalib, the transfer by land is included and takes around 3 hours.
  • If the boat leaves from Hurghada or Port Ghalib, the transfer from the airport Hurghada or Port Ghalib to the boat is 10 minutes
  • Transfers from hotels to the boat are included as well
  • Only two transfers are included, one on boarding day and the other on disembarkation day
  • Transfers other days that are not specified here are extras, they cost money and it is not guaranteed that the boat can do them since it is not in the program.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Aprox 16 - 18 Dives
  • Level required: Advanced Open Water
  • We require you have a minimum of 50 logged dives.
  • On some dives the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.
  • Many of the dives in the Red Sea are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected anytime and anywhere.
  • Inexperienced divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience
  • No night dives in Marine parks such BDE
  • It is mandatory that each diver has the following equipment and documents: diving computer, surface signaling device (SMB), snorkeling, diving certificate, a regulator with alternative air source, flashlight (for night dives), a weight belt or integrated weight system.
  • We also suggest that you carry the most important parts, such as mask straps and fins, and the repair kit for your type of regulator. Please also think of batteries, seals and bulbs for your torch.
  • Equipment rental is normally not available on board and must be pre-booked.

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage.
  • At the indicated time, transfer to the port.
  • Boarding the boat, welcome drink and presentation briefing of the boat and crew (depending on the schedule of flights will be the first day or the next day early morning).
  • Distribution of cabins.
  • Overnight on board.
  • You can take some time this day to prepare your diving equipment.
  • The Cruise Director will tell you if you have to make any payment.

DAYS 2 - 6  

  • 16 - 18 Dives
  • Enjoy your Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan.
  • You will dive he most important dive sites of this route.

DAY 7

  • 2 dives in the morning.
  • Afternoon / night, arrival at port.
  • Dinner and accommodation on board.
  • Free time to enjoy the local atmosphere, shopping and / or optional excursions in the area.

DAY 8 

  • Breakfast
  • Disembark.
  • Transfer to the hotel or airports

North + Brother's Islands Route

  • Super complete and varied route in which all the dive sites are the best of the Red Sea and world famous.
  • Dive in a week at places like the Ras Mohamed National Park, the Brothers Islands in search of pelagic, some of the best wrecks in the world- the SS Thistlegorm and the Salem Express and along the walls of Abu Kifan in Safaga.
  • The variety of dives make this route very special, with diving points very different from each other and where you can appreciate all varieties of life and environment that the Red Sea offers, such as reef and pelagic life, the spectacular historical wrecks or the incredible coral walls.
  • With a longer navigation than other routes, we visit the Ras Mohamed National Park to enjoy an authentic underwater paradise, we submerge in the SS Thistlegorm, a British wreck sunk during World War II to enjoy this impressive wreck and explore the spectacular Abu Nu'as reef, known as the wreck cemetery.
  • Sail to the remote Brothers islands, highlight of this route. These two islands are located in the middle of the Red Sea, are an oasis of life and food so the encounter with large pelagic is usually common. Its walls full of coral, the great currents and the spectacular nature of life are the great reference points of these islands, without forgetting the sightings of sharks. We will dive into the wrecks Numidia and Aida. Back to Hurghada if weather conditions are favourable, we visit the Salem Express.

Dive sites

  • Ras Mohammed National Park, Anemone City, Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef, Jackfish Alley, Ras Ghozlani , Strait of Gubal , SS Thistlegorm , Dunraven , Giannis D, Kingston, Ras Umm Sid and Small Crack , Small Brother Island, Big Brother Island , Salem Express

The highlight on the dives

  • Historical wrecks, Sharks (whale, hammerheads, white reef fin), Dolphins, Turtles, mantas.

INCLUDED 

  • Full board meal plan (all meals), Snacks, Drinking water, Tea and coffee, soft drinks 
  • VAT
  • Weights and Tanks 
  • Group transfer to and from the boat to the local airport or hotel
  • Dive guides
  • BBQ on the beach
  • Nitrox
  • Land Excursions
  • Toiletries courtesy, cabin towels, towels for the platform.
  • WiFi Internet when in range 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • National Park fees, port fees: 90 EUR
  • Rental equipment- full equipment 125 EUR per trip 
  • 15 litre tanks - buy 2 get 1 tank free
  • Visa 
  • Dive courses
  • Alcohol
  • Tips for crew and guide/s (recommended)
  • Additional dive guide
  • Single cabin occupancy (additional 50% on cabin price)
  • Private transfers depending on the route (please note - if you arrive at the airport (or need to go to the airport) when no other guests are arriving at the approximate same time, you will need to pay for a private transfer. 
  • Hurghada airport to Hurghada port or vice versa 35 EUR (1 way)
  • Hurghada to Port Ghalib or vice versa 110 EUR (1 way) 
  • Marsa Alam airport to Port Ghalib or vice versa 35 EUR (1 way)

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % is non-refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before the trip = 70 % is refundable
  • 90 days before departure = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 working days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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